If you’re like me then you love to find out new and interesting music trivia and facts that will make people sit up and listen – it may be a group of students or even at your next dinner party making general conversation.
The fact is it doesn’t matter what you use it for – the music trivia questions just need to be really INTERESTING and something that will capture everyone’s attention.
Here are a list of my top 25 ” Trivia Gems” that I’ve found over the years. Please feel free to comment and add others.
What was the first song to be performed in outer space?
What band was the first to sell One Million records?
THE GLEN MILLER ORCHESTRA
What famous music festival cost $24 for a ticket at the gate
What is the stage name of Pop musician Gordon Matthew Sumner?
Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and which other musician were all 27 years old when they died?
Which beatle was rumoured to have died and replaced by a double?
In 1957 which Rock and Roll Star was only filmed from the waist up because it was considered that his hip swinging was too suggestive?
How many songs from the beatles “Sgt peppers lonely hearts club band” were released as singles?
What 70’s British Rock Singer changed his name from Frederick Bulsara?
What 15 year old Rock-Icon-to-be was grounded for the whole summer after sneaking out to her first concert to see David Bowie?
What studio did the beatles use to record 191 songs?
Which Led Zepellin song went down badly with the audience at its first performance in 1971?
STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN
What famous guitar player was thrown out of school for holding the hand of a white girl in class?
What classical composer wrote the majority of his music when he was deaf?
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Who wrote the famous piano song ‘Fur Elise’?
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
What classical composer had a piano designed with special smaller keys, as his hands were so small?
What composer once wrote a piece that takes 18 hours to perform?
Which composer is considered “Master of the Fugues”?
Which composer learnt to play piano before he could read?
What City opera house does the “Phantom of the Opera” prowl?
What country’s national orchestra is bigger than its army?
What instrument was once known as a SACKBUT?
What instrument was formally on the coins of Ireland?
Translated from the german, this member of the percussion section means “bell play”
What is the minimum number of musicians a band must have in order to be considered a “Big Band”
What musical instrument’s sales escalated from 228,000 in 1950 to 2.3 million in 1971